According to the site VR-Zone Google are looking to launch their next major version of Android, the elusive Key Lime Pie/Android 5.0, in October. It was thought that Android 4.3 would be the next release, however, it seems that Google are instead going to work on optimising the hell out of Android 5.0. This gives more ‘breathing room’ for manufacturers and carriers to update current devices instead of worrying about Android 4.3 — something neither seem to be too great at.
VR-Zone reports that Android 5.0 will be highly optimised and targeted at devices with 512MB of RAM or more, making devices with 1GB+ well and truly future-proofed. Android hasn’t had the greatest track-record when it comes to optimisation, so if this report is true, it will be quite refreshing.
It’s also interesting to note that Motorola’s X-Phone is also expected to launch some time around October. Could it be running Android 5.0 at launch? You’d imagine so. Let’s hope there’s more to be leaked about Android 5.0 up until October. Exciting times!